To Kill a Mockingbird

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How does the town of maycomb learn of Tom's death

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It's not really mentioned in the book about how the town receives the news of Tom's death though it was only of interest for a couple of days. The reader can infer that it was passed down by word of mouth. Atticus is the one who informs Tom's wife of his passing. Calpurnia is with him.


To Kill a Mockingbird

The town of Maycomb hears the story from Atticus, via Aunt Alexandra and then in a two-day flurry of gossip.

'two days was enough for the information to spread across the county.'

The local newspapers came out on the following Thursday, with a scathing editorial from Mr Underwood who condemns the utility of Tom's death. There is also ' a brief obituary in 'The Colored News'.'